Side Hustles to boost your income from the Comfort of your own Home
We’ve all seen and received emails and stuff on the net stating that you can make your first million in half an hour if you just sign up for this or that. Now whilst there are a LOT of scams out there, there are in fact a lot of ways to make an additional income should you wish to, but which of these Side Hustles actually work?
As a Virtual Assistant I see a lot of things online stating that you can make a lot of money in just a few hours a week in your spare time. Now, this is sort of true but not completely. Working as a Freelance Virtual Assistant started as an additional income for me alongside my part-time job, but it has since become my main income. This didn’t happen overnight, you have to be visible and present to attract clients and do the actual work itself. I was also offering services that I have a lot of experience doing, but if you feel that you have transferable skills to offer this as a service then I 100% recommend it.
Anyhoo, the whole ‘side hustle’ culture really intrigues me, so I thought that I would put a few to the test to see how much money I can make in six months. The best way to follow me on this Side Hustle Journey is on TikTok where I talk about the different kinds of side hustles that I’ve seen, and to see if they can in fact make me any money. On a side note, be prepared for your inbox to explode as mine has since signing up for various things.
I’m not going to be doing anything that requires any upfront costs such as ‘pay me £27 to unlock the secrets to six figures’. I might just be a suspicious person, but I’d be happy to bet my soul that this would not be the case.
I will be keeping track of my earning on this Fabulous Spreadsheet that I bought from Jamie Rose. You can find the link on her TikTok profile if you want to jump onboard.
Here are the things that I’ve looked at so far, and most importantly any sign-up codes I may have which will earn me a little bit more money to put in the pot.
This is an App that you can download and sign up for. Every day you are allocated some polls and surveys to complete, and these vary in money paid and time that they will take you to complete. The more stars they have next to them, the more relevant they are to you based on the information given when you sign up. If you sign up for this using my referral link, I will receive 20p for each person that signs up and then 10% of your earnings (not from you) which you can also do by referring your family and friends.
This is a great app that I’ve already made a small amount of money by really simple tasks. It doesn’t pay in cash, but you earn points that can be converted to vouchers which you can use towards Christmas or Birthday presents.
I really like this one, and although they have an App I prefer this one on my laptop. You automatically get 100 points when you sign up and the surveys are both easy and fun (they can be a bit repetitive). You get paid by either Paypal, Gift card or you can donate your earnings to various charities.
This is such a fun survey site and possibly my favourite out of all of them. They also do daily polls which you can earn a few points from.
Sign up to become a Tester with www.testingtime.com. I have yet to be sent any assignments so will keep you posted.
Vinted is a great way to sell your unwanted and outgrown clothes, and it’s not just clothes, they sell homeware, beauty and even toys. It’s really easy to upload your items, and no fees are taken from Vinted. There are several postage options, but I find the easiest one for me is Evri which I can send from my local Tesco and haven’t had any problems to date. What’s more there is no bidding, people can make you an offer on your items, which you can accept or decline.
As part of my job as a Virtual Assistant I’ve made many social media graphics, ebooks, headers, banners etc etc and these are very popular for small business owners who don’t have the skill or time to make them for themselves. I love Canva, it’s such an easy platform to use and has so many capabilities. Creating template bundles and selling them time and again, is a great way to make some extra cash. You can sign up for a FREE Canva account Here. My Canva template bundles can be found:
Etsy Shop – Lisa’s Templates Design
Earn money back off purchases such as your every day groceries, furniture, holidays, gifts. There’s literally loads of retailers that you can earn cashback just by going through the site link. Here is my Top Cashback referral code if you aren’t already signed up.
I’m going to add to this post as and when I find a new side hustle. I would love to know if you have any of your own that you could recommend.